Monday, March 31, 2014

Banana Cornmeal Pancakes

Banana Cornmeal Pancakes with Turkey Sausages

O.K., that was a surprise this AM!  Snow covering our yard along with no Internet connection!  Out came my iPad with my playlist!  The day needed a bounce, so Pharrell's "Happy" sounded great!   

Yesterday AM it was chilly!  Raindrops fell, but there was a plan!  A break in the drizzles brought - a walk outdoors!  The daily walks have been missed during our cold, snowy winter months.  Sure, the treadmill is second best, but walking outside is just the best! 

There was a "I have no clue what is for breakfast this AM" dilemma.  If I do not know... it is not good.  A quick & easy meal was needed.  In my pantry was a box of the inexpensive "JIFFY" corn muffin mix.  The muffins made with this mix are comfort food from my childhood, so there's always a package in the pantry.  One day I read the side of the box and discovered the Cornmeal Pancakes.  They are so yummy when Egg Whites, Soy Milk, Olive Oil for baking & sauteing, Cinnamon & Nutmeg are used.

There's 1 more addition for me.  2 over ripe Bananas were just waiting in the fruit bowl.  Adding those 2 pieces of fruit after mashing them made for very light Banana Cornmeal Pancakes.  I now only make these pancakes when adding this fruit.
(File Photo)
These pancakes are easy & yummy when substituting:
  • 2 slightly beaten Egg Whites for 1 Whole Egg
  • Olive Oil (for baking and sauteing) for melted Shortening
  • Soy Milk for Milk
And adding:
  • 1/8 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 2 mashed over ripe Bananas
If you have extra pancakes- after cooling, place each in a sandwich bag and then place sandwich bags in a Ziploc Freezer Bag.  Into the freezer they go.  These pancakes will be microwaved for breakfast on a busy AM.

Serve these for breakfast one morning.  They are so good! 



~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Those sound so good and I love the taste of cinnamon! And it's nice to have some in the freezer, too. We always say...for hard times! heehee! Enjoy your week! Hugs!

JG said...

Lavender Dreamer- Cinnamon is just the best! Totally agree- always good to have a stash in the freezer.